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Delhi HC for gender equality

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2009 23:52 IST

Pushing for gender equality in the armed forces, the Delhi High Court has asked the central government to consider granting permanent commission to serving women officers and granted it six weeks time to respond on the matter.

The high court’s suggestion for extending the benefits of permanent commission to women serving officers followed the government’s claim that a policy decision was taken in September 2008 to grant permanent commission to women officers who would be recruited in future but not to those who are serving at present.

Seeking more time, the government counsel told a division bench that besides this, other prayers including absorbing them in other departments of the force and pension for retired officers were under consideration.